Attleborough festival pulls together resources for boosting wellbeing

A Wellbeing Festival for mental health across south Norfolk is held at the Connaught Hall in Attlebo

A Wellbeing Festival for mental health across south Norfolk is held at the Connaught Hall in Attleborough, hosted by the ABCD Project which is run by SOuth Norfolk CCG it brings together all the services available to people. - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2016

Resources to help people across south Norfolk nurture their wellbeing have been drawn together at a community festival.

Thetford Town Crier Mike Wabe with the map created by the ABCD team at the Attleborough Wellbeing Fe

Thetford Town Crier Mike Wabe with the map created by the ABCD team at the Attleborough Wellbeing Festival. Picture: Submitted - Credit: Archant

Hundreds of people from Dereham to Diss attended the Winter Wellbeing event on Saturday, which marked the end of a nine-month project to highlight services, groups and hobbies that can boost mental health.

The ABCD – asset based community development –project has, over the last few months, seen a team travel around events in the South Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) area to ask one question - what keeps you well?

The answers were collated and turned into a map, designed by Allison Bradnock, which was handed out at Saturday's festival in Attleborough.

Michelle Savage, who co-ordinated the project, said: 'January can be a difficult time for people and we wanted to do something to improve their wellbeing.


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'The project, over the last few months, has been connecting people to the resources available and that's what happened this weekend.'

During the festival, which lasted from 10am to 10pm, visitors danced, sang, exercised and took dogs for walks.

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Community groups were on hand to offer information and support, while speakers and oriental dancers were among the entertainment.

The CCG was given £32,000 to launch the project, which has been steered by people who have lived with mental health problems.

Partner organisations include Healthwatch Norfolk, Norfolk County Council and Together for Mental Wellbeing.

For more information, visit http://abcdproject.org.uk/

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